The Everly Brothers – Crying In The Rain (The Definitive Everly Brothers)

Don (b. Isaac Donald Everly, 1 February 1937, Brownie, Kentucky, USA) and Phil (b. Phillip Everly, 19 January 1939, Chicago, Illinois, USA), the world’s most famous rock ‘n’ roll duo, had already experienced a full career before their first record, “Bye Bye Love’, was released. As sons of popular country artists Ike and Margaret, they were pushed into the limelight from an early age. They regularly appeared on their parents” radio shows throughout the 40s and accompanied them on many tours. In the mid-50s, as rockabilly was evolving into rock ‘n’ roll, the boys moved to Nashville, the mecca for such music. In 1957 they were given a Felice and Boudleaux Bryant song that was finding difficulty being placed. They took “Bye Bye Love’ and made it their own; it narrowly missed the US number 1 position and reached number 6 in the UK. The brothers then embarked on a career that made them second only to Elvis Presley in the rock ‘n’ roll popularity stakes.

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